Lapsed Certification

If your certification has lapsed you will not be able to access your MVMA account to renew certification. If you are unsure of your expiration date or have any other questions, please contact [email protected] or call the MVMA at 651-645-7533.

Before you Renew Your Lapsed Certification

1. Review Continuing Education Guidelines and MN Vet Tech Renewal Requirements
2. Assess CE certificate(s) to determine scientific vs non - scientific and interactive vs non - interactive.  ***Make sure your name and date are on ALL CE certificates.
3. Submit an itemized list of CE courses for state and national conferences (if CE certificate states scientific and non - scientific).
4.  If applicable, fill out Non Pre-approved (In-Hospital) CE form.  *Maximum of 3 in-hospital credits allowed per MVMA guidelines for recertification.

To Renew Your Lapsed Certification

  • Complete the Continuing Education Report Form and attach copies of your CE Certificates (DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS). Please list courses attended on the form. You must be detailed and complete the form in its entirety. Incomplete forms will not be processed. 
  • If recent credits are obtained outside of the certification period, the credits cannot be reused for the next recertification period. 

The credentialing committee will meet to review individual submissions received and reserve the right to ask for additional documentation and/or deny any CE courses/credits. You will not receive new certification materials until your renewal has been reviewed and accepted by the committee. Credits for renewal must either be attained from the lapsed certification period or from current CE courses.

  • 2018 Renewals - July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
  • 2017 Renewals - July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
  • 2016 Renewals - July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016

Renew Lapsed Certification Options

Option 1. Pay the recertification fee(s), including late fee(s), and turn in your CE credits, including late credits for each two-year period you are behind.

    • Penalty credits must come from an interactive and scientific source. 

Option 2. If you are significantly behind, you are allowed to retake the VTNE to start your certification over. 


Continuing Education Credits and Other Resources